ESRAJ

The Esraj , also called the Dilruba is a string instrument found in two forms throughout the north, central, and east regions of the Indian subcontinent. An Esraj /Dilruba  has a medium sized sitar-like neck with 20 heavy metal frets.

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The Esraj , also called the Dilruba is a string instrument found in two forms throughout the north, central, and east regions of the Indian subcontinent. An Esraj /Dilruba  has a medium sized sitar-like neck with 20 heavy metal frets. This neck holds on a long wooden rack of 12-15 sympathetic strings. The soundboard is a stretched piece of goatskin similar to what is found on a sarangi. Sometimes the instrument has a gourd affixed to the top for balance or for tone enhancement.

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